• Scanners (1981)


Release Date: January 14th, 1981

DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2001

R |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Scanners are men and women born with incredible telepathic and telekinetic powers. There are many who exercise the benefits of their special gifts in a safe and judicious manner. However, there is a group of renegade scanners who plan to create a race that will rule the world.

Cast: Stephen Lack, Jennifer O'Neill, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane, Adam Ludwig, Michael Ironside, Victor D├ęsy, Mavor Moore

Director: David Cronenberg

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: Filmplan

Distributors: AVCO Embassy Pictures

Keywords: Girlfriend, Love, Doctor, Dark, Passionate, Intense, Brother, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Scanners is a new horror film made with enough craft and skill that it could have been very good, if it could find a way to make us care about it. show more

  • 63
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    The film is more interesting as a phenomenon than as a movie. [27 Feb 1981]

  • 75
    TV Guide Magazine

    Scanners is a memorable and absorbing genre entertainment. show more

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